Ukraine to adopt 2010 budget after presidential election: Prime Minister

11:49, 17 December 2009
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Ukraine`s 2010 state budget...

Ukraine`s 2010 state budget could be adopted by parliament after the upcoming presidential election, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said Wednesday, according to Xinhua.

    "I think that you know quite well and see that the budget for 2010 will most likely be adopted after the presidential campaign," Tymoshenko told a Ukrainian forum of railway officers held as part of an extended meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

    "The competition among candidates for the presidency makes it impossible to gather the necessary number of votes for the draft budget to be adopted," she said.

    Ukrainian parliament has failed to adopt any key laws during few past months and already declined to pass the 2010 draft budget which prepared by the government.

    The government has said it would prepare a new version of the 2010 budget.

    Ukraine is scheduled to hold a presidential election on Jan. 17,2010. Incumbent President Viktor Yushchenko, Tymoshenko and former Premier Viktor Yanukovich will run for the post.

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